I have just returned from Vanuatu-Paradise Cove Resort and it was quite ok... but there were some problems:
One was that it was raining nearly everyday and there was nothing to do in the rooms you stay in they didn't have T.V.s or any entertainments, but If you want to sit around all day and snuggle into your book this resort is probably quite ok!
The road you had to travel to get to the resort was terrible it had pot holes absolutely EVERYWHERE to make it even worse when it rained they got even BIGGER it was not worth-while trying to get around so my dad just gave up on trying to go and do something.
The snorkeling was great at this resort but when it is overcast (which it was most of the time) the waves were to big to go snorkeling plus there was the jellyfish (which aren't dangerous-but give you a bit of a fright ) and sea lice which drive you BONKERS! You don't need your own snorkling gear though because they supply that at the restaurant and bar.(even though they have snorkels and goggles you can borrow I would recommend you buy your own snorkel, but they have reef shoes and flippers as well if needed)
The food at the restaurant is great it is very tempting and the servings are huge and are sure to keep you full for a while. You can even sit down near the waters edge which is lovely when they light the candles at night. If you really like your milk you shouldn't go to this resort there is NO milk its all long life which tastes well not very good in tea or coffee! The service at the restaurant (and everywhere else) is fantastic the people there are mainly locals, you can tell they really take care of their guests and are happy to help you out in times of need.
I didn't miss the rooms very much when we came back-they are stuffy and they stink of mildew which isn't very good for asthmatics. The beds are HORRIBLE! (I guess not if you like really, really, really squishy beds) you sink in them and when you wake up there is a huge hole where you were sleeping the night before!
If you want to stay in Vanuatu I would recommend staying for AT LEAST a week as when it rains there is nothing to do at this resort and you are wasting your time (we didn't get to do all the things we wanted because it was always raining and overcast).
They don' t have a very big pool if you are wanting to swim all day. Plus the water is freezing in there!
Don't let me put you off going to Vanuatu because it is a great place, but probably don't go to this resort... even though I had a good time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This private and intimate small resort is located 15 minutes from downtown Port Vila. It offers 10 self contained One and Two Bedroom villas in a well established tropical garden by the ocean. The beautiful reef offers great snorkeling and diving opportunities with an easy access from the private beach and jetty. Under an iconic traditional roof celebrating the Melanesian architecture, the restaurant serves the best fresh local ingredients prepared with a Mediterranean touch. With a relaxed atmosphere Paradise Cove Resort provides a genuine tropical island holiday. Please note that the access by boat to our private jetty is strictly limited. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Cove Hotel Port Vila
- Paradise Cove Port Vila
- Paradise Cove Resort Vanuatu/Port Vila